Avon Auto Accident Lawyer
According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, there are 12,000 miles of highway across the state and over 66,000 miles of county roads. This means there are a lot of roadways where auto accidents can occur across the state, particularly in more populated areas such as the suburbs of Indianapolis. The Avon auto accident lawyers at Indianapolis Injury Lawyers know how devastating a highway crash, or even a residential street crash, can be for those who are victims. If you have been injured because of another driver’s poor choices on the road, it is important that you file a personal injury claim and seek compensation.
Crashes That Occur Because of Bad Road Conditions
There are traffic signs and signals that every driver must obey, such as yield signs, stop signs, and speed limits. However, simply following the speed limit does not mean a driver cannot be found at-fault for causing a crash. Indiana Code 9-21-5-1 states that a driver may not operate a vehicle on the highway at a speed greater than is “reasonable and prudent under the conditions, having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.” A driver who is traveling at the posted speed limit on a highway during a nighttime snow storm and causes a crash is still considered the at-fault party and is liable for any injuries they caused. Other risky driving behaviors besides speeding include driving drowsy, drunk driving, taking out aggression towards other drivers on the road, and distracted driving. For some crashes the at-fault party is easily determined. Others are more complex and require investigating evidence such as police reports, crash scene photos, witness statements, and traffic cameras to prove who the liable party is. Bradley Keffer and Tom Hirschauer have experience as former fatal alcohol crash team prosecutors and can help prove liability in your auto accident case.
Filing an Insurance Claim
Insurance companies will do most anything in their power to avoid paying out for claims, which is why it is important to compile a compelling personal injury claim with plenty of documentation. Our skilled attorneys will help you collect the following:
- Your medical bills for all diagnoses and treatment you have had for injuries sustained during the crash;
- Pain and suffering;
- What the anticipated future medical costs will be;
- What wages you lost as a result of being unable to work due to injuries;
- Lost wages due to permanent disability (lost earning ability);
- Loss of joy of life;
- Property damage lost in the crash; and
The Avon Auto Accident Attorneys at Indianapolis Injury Lawyers Are Here to Answer Your Questions
Car crashes are traumatic and the recovery can seem all-encompassing. Let the Avon lawyers at Indianapolis Injury Lawyers take away some of the stress and handle the legal work. We will answer any questions you may have, advise you on Indiana law, collect documentation for your personal injury claim, and advocate for you so that you get the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation please call our offices at 317-455-4043 today.